Cross River 2019: You Violated our Rules-CRISSAA Replies Owan-Enoh


Senator John Owan-Enoh 
The All Progressive Congress, APC, governorship candidate in Cross River State, Senator John Owan-Enoh, had earlier accused supporters of the ruling People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in the state and those of Governor, Ben Ayade of destroying his campaign billboards mounted at strategic locations in the state.

  Owan-Enoh, who made the allegation, on Wednesday, in Calabar, called for peace and tolerance among political stakeholders in the state to ensure free, fair and credible elections in February.
 Owan-Enoh also threatened to stage a protest march in the state if billboards carrying his image are pulled down again. He said: “The state government cannot stand competition and that is why they are doing everything possible to stifle opposition.
 The administration tries to posture in Abuja as being friendly to President Muhammadu Buhari but back at home, it tries to stifle opposition and do things that are unspeakable. “A lot of people have been asking me why I have no billboards in Calabar particularly, but the administration cannot stand seeing my billboards. When I erected my billboards, the government pulled them down claiming I have not paid a mandatory fee of N2 million for governorship candidates which I actually paid.
Meanwhile, the DG of Cross River State Signage and Advertising Agency (CRISSAA), Mr. Stanley Nsemo revealed that the Owan-Enoh campaign organization violated CRISAA's rules. He made this known on his facebook wall on Saturday as seen below:


The Cross river state signage and advertising agency has observed with great intrigue the politicizing of the rules that were set long before the primaries or general election campaigns. Needless to say we have been on air in all the radio stations in CRS, announcing and repeating these announcements. I suspect you will hear it on any radio station in CRS.

Sen Owan Enoh's campaign organization used paper posters during their primary elections and was duly informed by crissaa about this violation and its consequence.

Sen Owan Enoh's campaign organization also began branding and posting of billboards before he got his crissaa and apcon clearance.

Sen Owan Enoh's campaign organization has on two occasions posted materials on billboards whose owners have not fulfilled their obligations to the state govt. The latest being the posting on Marian Jan 4 2018.

It is interesting to note that I have had this conversation with the good Senator and members of his team multiple times, and we have documented proof of the aforementioned. I have advised that he work with crissaa to help him avoid issues like this. Some pdp candidates have also had their boards brought down for various violations as well.

We will be sending the proof of these violations and a petition to the IG and Commissioner of Police CRS. We have received numerous threats, yet we stand firm. There are many other APC campaigns posted across the state. These individuals followed the rules.

For the avoidance of doubt please see below some of the Senators violations and our very public warnings. The good Senator himself called me to say his boys acted wrongfully and I confirmed that I had been notified. He asked his DG to see me and I explained to him that they had pending fines.

Again this issue can be easily resolved when the fine is paid. We look forward to helping the Senator as we have helped other members of his party and other political parties.

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